Can You Get PTSD from a Car Accident?

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Not everyone is susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a serious car accident. However, the fact remains that exposure to a traumatic event that threatens your life can cause PTSD symptoms that may last for months or years after the event. In fact, psychological symptoms may be more debilitating than physical injuries. At Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P. C., …

Can I Sue a Business if Their Employee Injured Me in a Car Accident in New Jersey?

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A business may be directly or vicariously liable for injuries caused by a negligent employee. However, they would have to be performing tasks within the scope of their job when the accident occurred. If they negligently caused a car accident while working under the employer’s direction– individuals injured in the accident can sue the employer to recover their damages. At …

Can I Get Punitive Damages After a Car Accident in New Jersey?

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New Jersey law allows punitive damages against parties who exhibit egregious or intentionally harmful behavior that justifies penalizing them. However, negligence in a car accident case rarely rises to this level of conduct. Therefore, in all likelihood, you will not be awarded punitive damages after your accident. Even without the possibility of recovering punitive damages in a personal injury lawsuit, …

Can I Recover Compensation for a Single-Car Accident?

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If you were injured in a single-car accident, you can typically recover compensation. Even if no other vehicle was involved in your car accident, you may be stuck with medical bills, lost income, and other damages. If you have no-fault insurance, also known as a personal injury protection policy (PIP), your policy may cover some of your losses regardless of …

What NY & NJ Drivers Need to Know About the Emergency Doctrine

By Ryan BrownAuto Accident

In both New York and New Jersey, a driver who causes an accident and that driver’s insurance company will generally be responsible for paying the costs of the other driver’s property losses and injuries. The negligent driver, however, might try to minimize or eliminate his or her liability by claiming that due to sudden and unexpected circumstances that were not …

Ongoing Investigation of Fatal Accident on Route 17 in Bergen County

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As reported by NorthJersey.com, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit and the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating a car accident from Saturday, May 22, 2021, that left one pedestrian dead. A Motor Vehicle Struck a Pedestrian The accident occurred at around 3:40am on Saturday, May 22, 2021, on Route 17 South in Lodi, just north …

How to Get Over PTSD After a Car Accident

By Ryan BrownAuto Accident

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a relatively common mental health condition that develops in response to a particularly stressful event. Of the millions of people who are involved in car accidents in the U.S. each year, about 39.2% of them will experience symptoms of PTSD. The symptoms of PTSD may develop soon after the traumatic incident or not until months …

4 Driving Tips for Older Drivers

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One of the realities of aging is that it can take a toll on a person’s ability to drive. Reflexes slow down, reaction times get longer, and fatigue can set in earlier. Despite these challenges, older drivers can continue driving as long as they take certain safety precautions. The following tips could help them remain mobile while preventing accidents. Review …

How to Get Surveillance Camera Footage of Your Auto Accident

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Many types of evidence could be useful in an auto accident lawsuit. Few are as powerful as video of the accident itself. In this day and age, the volume of surveillance cameras is astounding. From business security cameras to traffic cameras, multiple systems may have recorded your crash. If you were involved in an accident, tracking down the video should …

Critical Steps to Take Following a Drunk Driving Accident

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It’s important to know how to proceed in the aftermath of a serious auto accident in order to protect both yourself and your legal rights. If you have been involved in a car accident caused by a driver under the influence in New York or New Jersey, then these are some steps you should be sure to take. Don’t Leave …